The final conference on Croatia’s transition to climate neutrality was organized by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development as part of the conference on the future of Europe, which was initiated by the European Commission, the Council, and the Parliament to hear EU citizens’ perspectives on Europe’s challenges and priorities.
The conference was attended by the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Ph.D. Tomislav Ćorić, special advisor to the President of the Republic of Croatia for energy and climate, Ph.D. Julije Domac, Mrs. Marija Pujo Tadić, President of the International Institute for Climate Action, Her Majesty. E. Diana Helen Madunić, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Mr. E. Simon Derek Thomas, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Sj. of Ireland in the Republic of Croatia, acting deputy chief of mission of the Embassy of the United States of America in Croatia, Mrs. Caitlin Piper, MP Bojan Glavašević and others.
Croatia supported the European climate regulation, which sets a common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. Scenarios for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Croatia are described in the Low Carbon Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2030 with a view to 2050, which, together with new legislation, will direct Croatia’s development toward a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The recommendations and conclusions from the previous eight panels, held in September and October, were presented at the final conference for the following target groups: the business sector, local and regional decision-makers, scientists, the media, the education sector, trade unions, civil society organizations, and young people.
As part of the conference, national environmental awards and recognitions for 2021 were given to the business sector, which plays a critical role in the transition to climate neutrality.
The panel’s conclusions and recommendations can be found at the following link: https://mingor.gov.hr/o-ministarstvu-1065/djelokrug/uprava-za-klimatske-aktivnosti-1879/konferencija-o-buducnosti-europe-tranzicija – Croatian -toward-climate-neutrality/8289.